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Key databases

If you want to do a thorough search of the literature on a topic, the best way to do this is to use a database.

A database indexes journals and other sources of information, meaning you may search across all these indexed sources at once. Databases are not always easy to use.  You will receive training during your course but you can get in touch with your Subject Librarian at any time if you require assistance.

There are lots of different databases, with different topic coverage.  Below are some of the resources that are particularly useful for Medical students.

Skills and training

Your Subject Librarian will provide a programme of lectures and training on library and information skills, in consultation with your Department or School.

A number of guides to searching key databases are available on Blackboard. Your Subject Librarian is also able to give help and advice about individual databases and searching in general.

Contact if you have any questions about making use of the medical databases.

Accessing resources off-site


Help and advice on accessing the Library's resources both on and off-site.